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Food for Health Alliance is a leading voice for food policy change in Australia. We advocate for improved food environments to support the health of all Australians, especially children.

We regularly provide expert media commentary and advice, backed by evidence-based research that helps drive conversations around food policy reform at a state, national and international level.

We provide commentary on key obesity prevention policy issues such as unhealthy food marketing, food labelling, pricing measures and improving baby and toddler foods.

Media contact
Debora McInnes
Senior Media Advisor
P: 03 9514 6435

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Data shows Aussies cutting back veggies not unhealthy snacks

12 Apr 2024
Executive Manager, Jane Martin, comments on Australian Bureau of Statistics data published today showing Australians are cutting back on vegetables and fruit but snack foods continue to fill supermarket trolleys.
Sisters holding broccoli in the supermarket fresh food aisle

World Obesity Day: Public health groups slam lack of action on tackling Australia’s growing obesity crisis

4 Mar 2024
This World Obesity Day, Food for Health Alliance has singled out government inaction on tackling Australia’s growing obesity crisis, with little progress made since the National Obesity Strategy was launched in 2022.

New study finds junk food and sugary drink consumption linked to increased health risks

29 Feb 2024
Jane Martin comments on a new study which finds junk food and sugary drink consumption linked to over 30 damaging health outcomes.

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Herald Sun: Fanta's a fizzer on sugar pledges

10 Apr 2024
Coca-Cola has quietly increased Fanta's sugar content by 60 per cent just a few years after reducing it during the fierce sugar tax debate. Our Executive Manager, Jane Martin, spoke with the Herald Sun to discuss.

ABC Radio National: How much added sugar is in toddler foods and milk drinks?

16 Mar 2024
Jane Martin joins ABC's Health Report to discuss public health concerns about how ready-made toddler foods are made and marketed in Australia.

ABC News: Research finds shrinkflation affecting several Australian cereals amid cost-of-living crisis

11 Mar 2024
Executive Manager, Jane Martin, spoke with ABC's Iskhandar Razak about recent comments by a Kellogg's executive, urging families struggling with the cost of living to consider cereal for dinner.

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Who we are

We are a leading policy and advocacy voice working to improve diets and prevent overweight and obesity in Australia.

What we do

We identify, analyse and advocate for evidence-informed policy and regulatory reforms to improve our food environment – how our food is made, labelled, sold and advertised.


Learn more about our latest campaigns to improve Australia’s food environments.